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The Pack (1977)

The residents of vacation spot Seal Island find themselves terrorized by a pack of dogs -- the remnants of discarded pets by visiting vacationers.

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Jerry
Hope Alexander-Willis ...
Millie
Richard B. Shull ...
Hardiman
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Cobb
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Walker
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Marge
Delos V. Smith Jr. ...
McMinnimee
Richard O'Brien ...
Jim Dodge
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Lois (as Sherry Miles)
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Tommy Dodge
Eric Knight ...
Guy
Steve Lytle ...
Paul
Rob Narke ...
Husband
Peggy Price ...
Wife
Steve Butts ...
Bobby
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Storyline

Dogs and man have been together since the prehistoric times. On a trip in the woods, the owners of the dogs would abandon their dogs and leave them in the wild. After about 3 hours of trying to find any means of survival, the dog finds a shed filled with other dogs that were also abandon by humans. Left with no other choice, the dogs resort to cannibalism and form the pack, a pack of abandon dogs out for vengeance. An old man and a kid were the first victims of these beasts. And now, a family staying in the resort must defend themselves against the pack and survive by any means possible

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20 November 1977 (USA)  »

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Trivia

This film's initial "PG" rating was successfully appealed to the MPAA, strangely, to acquire the more restrictive "R" rating. See more »

Quotes

Jim Dodge: You could've stopped all the talking!
Lois: But he's very interesting. I mean he just sat and talked. He didn't even try to grab a tit! It was kinda nice.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits play over a stilled image of a tied dog licking Joe Don Baker's hand. See more »

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References The Killer Shrews (1959) See more »

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Fangs for the memories
7 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

On a small tourist island, a handful of people is besieged by a pack of wild dogs. What may at first appear to be a TV movie is actually an R-rated bloodfest, as the hungry canines tear into the folks and rack up an impressive body count. The movie has its share of scary moments, and is surprisingly exciting with carefully choreographed sequences of man versus beast. There is no hesitation on veteran action director Robert Clouse's part to show the dogs being killed in equal measure. One great scene has the hero mowing down several of the pack with his truck. Great musical score to boot. Joe Don Baker stars, and several familiar faces, among them Richard Schull, Bibe Besch and R.G. Armstrong, provide strong support. A must-see for action horror fans. Considering the film was made in the 1970s, it feels like it was shot yesterday.


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